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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Is this a Marsh Hawk, maybe an Osprey?

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aarnie
Kissimmee, FL

July 27, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9613365

Caught this guy on a telephone pole in Kissimmee Florida, can anyone identify? The white background is a slightly adjusted photo.
Thanks in advance!

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9613445

Definitely not an Osprey...
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
11:48 AM

Post #9613449

I think you may be right with 'Marsh Hawk', Northern Harrier. A male.

What a beauty!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9613532

A Buteo, not sure which one, maybe juvenile Red-shouldered. Any pics showing its tail pattern?

Resin
aarnie
Kissimmee, FL

July 27, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9613540

Thanks Resin,
He wouldn't turn around for me, so I couldn't get any tail feather detail.
aarnie
Kissimmee, FL

July 27, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9613610

Thanks Tim,
I'm going to keep an eye out for him and see if I can get some better pics. These were on a pretty long telephoto.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9613665

I agree that those tail feathers could certainly pinpoint a lot.

Thought that you must have quite a good lens to get such a good pic. Those poles are way up there! So to speak. :-)
aarnie
Kissimmee, FL

July 31, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9617575

Caught him again, at least I think it is the same bird. Red Shouldered?

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9617617

Yes, I'd say Resin had it nailed. Probably a Juvenile…Definitely NOT the Marsh Hawk which would have a white spot at the base of the tail, and also would be a little more grayish, if a male…What a gorgeous bird!

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9625989

Yep, juvenile Red-shouldered.

Resin

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